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July 8, 2021
Ky. Guard Reaches New COVID Milestone with UofL Ending Drive-Thru Testing and Vaccination Site Downtown
The Kentucky National Guard has been working alongside the University of Louisville since March of 2020 in the fight against COVID.
July 6, 2021
Air Force releases cardio and strength fitness assessment alternatives, new online capabilities
WASHINGTON (AFNS) —
The Air Force will provide Airmen five physical fitness assessment alternatives - three for the cardio portion and sit-up components and two for the push-up component of the physical fitness assessment beginning in early 2022.
July 1, 2021
COVID-19 pandemic not over, concerns over Delta Variant growing
Nearly 68% of active duty personnel have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose. But that still leaves many service members vulnerable to the delta variant of the virus, health officials at the Pentagon said.
I Am Navy Medicine – Lt. Caitlin Sleight, clinical psychologist - at NMRTC Bremerton
The junior officer of the quarter at for Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton admittedly could not have envisioned her current status in Navy Medicine.
June 29, 2021
New COVID-19 Delta Variant: What you need to know to stay safe
FALLS CHURCH, Va. —
A new and increasingly dangerous variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is rapidly sweeping across the globe. This new variant appears to spread faster, cause more severe disease and is more likely to result in hospitalization.
Also, younger people appear to be more susceptible to the new strain, known as the Delta variant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
PTSD: Seeking out Mental Health Care is the First Step to Wellness
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Service members, family members and veterans who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder may repeatedly re-experience their ordeal as nightmares, flashbacks or frightening thoughts, especially when exposed to events that remind them of their original trauma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Fireworks, flames and safety
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.—The Fourth of July is celebrated annually through traditions such as barbeques, parties and fireworks, however, it is also a prime time for unnecessary injuries.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Definitions and Treatment Options
Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can occur after someone goes through or sees a traumatic event such as combat exposure, sexual or physical abuse, a serious accident, natural disaster or an assault.
June 28, 2021
59th MDW treats transgender service members
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas —
Earlier this year, President Joe Biden signed an executive order making it possible for transgender service members to openly serve in the military, which further strengthened the Transgender Health Medical Evaluation Unit at the 59th Medical Wing.
PTSD Awareness: Removing the Stigma and Seeking Help
“Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can. That, my friends, is called surviving. Not healing. We never become whole again ... we are survivors. If you are here today... you are a survivor. But those of us who have made it through hell and are still standing? We bare a different name: warriors.” – Lori Goodwin, U.S. Air Force Veteran.